Aasiya Zubair Hassan

 

 

Age: 37

 

Summary: businesswoman who became the cofounder and co-owner of the pioneering Islamic cable TV station Bridges TV, the first American Muslim TV network to broadcast in the English language, with her husband Muzzammil Hassan in 2004, in which the Buffalo, New York-based cable channel was designed to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and whose marriage had a history of domestic violence but was recently granted a restraining order against her husband just six days after she filed for divorce.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by decapitation

 

Born: June 17, 1972

 

Died: February 12, 2009

 

Location: Orchard Park, New York